This scripture gives us hope that no matter who has graced the oval office, our God has allowed it to happen and He has our best interest at heart. The message to our teens who preferred Hilary over Trump is, “Do not fear or fret, God is in control.” The word of God says who can be against you if God is for you. He has a plan for each and every one of us. Teens and tweens, continue with developing your gift and live your dream. Never let the political rhetoric bewitch you and turn you away from God, because with God all things are possible. Our message for the season...
AMBIVALENT - uncertain or unable to decide about what course to Follow BANE - something causing misery or death DISCOMFIT - cause to lose one’s composure ELICIT - call forth, as an emotional, feeling, or response IMPUTE - attribute or credit to LITIGANT (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation OFFICIOUS - instrusive in meddling or offensive manner PLETHORA - extreme excess RIFE - excessively abundant UNBRAID -express criticsm towards ARCANE - requiring secret or mysterious knowledge CAUCUS - meet to select a candidate or promote a policy DISPEL - to cause to seperate and go in different directions EXHORT -spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts INSURGENT - in opposition to a civil authority or government NOISOME - ofensively malodorous PARIAH - a person who is rejected from society or home PROTEAN -taking in different forms TRAVESTY -a composition that imitates or misrepresents a style VICISSITUDE -a variation in circumstances or fortune ARROGATE - seize and take control without authority CONNVE -form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner DIVISE - Dessenting with the majority opinion HAPLESS - deserving or inciting pity KNELL - the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death NOXIOUS - injurious to physical or mental health PEJORATIVE -expressing disaproval REPROBATE - a person without moral scruples TRITE -repeated too often; overfamiliar through oversue
prah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. She is our pick for the first issue of 2017. DREAM TEEN Magazine believes she is best known for The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the “Queen of All Media,” she has been ranked the richest African-American of the 20th century, the greatest black philanthropist in American history, and is currently North America’s first and only multi-billionaire woman of color. Several assessments rank her as the most influential woman in the world. In 2013, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama and honorary doctorate degrees from Duke and Harvard. Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner- city Milwaukee neighborhood. She has stated that she was molested during her childhood and early teens and became pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy. Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19. Her emotional adlib delivery eventually got her transferred to the daytimetalk-show arena, and after boosting a third-rated local Chicago talk show to first place, she launched her own production company and became internationally syndicated. Credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication, she is thought to have popularized and revolutionized the tabloid talk show genre, pioneered by Phil Donahue, which a Yale study says broke 20th-century taboos and allowed LGBT people to enter the mainstream. By the mid-1990s, she had reinvented her show with a focus on literature, self-improvement, and spirituality. Though criticized for unleashing a confession culture, promoting controversial self-help ideas, and an emotion-centered approach, she is often praised for overcoming adversity to become a benefactor to others. From 2006 to 2008, Oprah Winfrey’s endorsement of Barack Obama, by one estimate, delivered over a million votes in the close 2008 Democratic primary race. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah_Winfrey
Monique Mitchell, journalist for the Beauty Column. Monique gives tips for every season. She is a professional hairstylist in Manhattan. Jordan & Joelle Hernandez, journalists for the BUZZ Column, which gives updates on celebrity news. Jordan and Joelle “Double Dose” Hernandez are twins from Hazlet, NJ. In addition to contributing to Dream Teen Magazine, the twins are publishers at Mediaplanet USA. During their time with Mediaplanet, their advocacy and awareness campaigns have been published in major publications such as USA Today, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and San Francisco Chronicle and has allowed them to work with celebrities and key opinion leaders such as Sofia Vergara, NAACP, American Diabetes Foundation, Common, Lucy Liu, and many more! Outside of the office, Jordan and Joelle are co-founders of their own non-profit organization “Little Souls Inc.,” which aims to help God’s “little souls” around the world. They are also hosts of their own weekly radio talk show “Double Dose of Entertainment” and are the brand new authors of “Twin Tales: Sasha and Sophie Go To School,” now available for purchase on barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com.
Brandy Norwood is one of the best-selling female artists in the US, and has sold 40 million records worldwide. Gladys Knight - $28 Million Faith Evans was the first artist signed by Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs. Her biggest hit to date was “I’ll Be Missing You,” her 1997 tribute to her husband, the rapper Notorious B.I.G., who was tragically shot and killed. The single also won Evans a Grammy in 1998. Iman - 30 Million Fantasia Barrino won the third season of American Idol in 2004. Her debut single, “I Believe,” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Shelia Johnson - $700 Million Jennifer Hudson was eliminated from American Idol but went on to become an Oscar and Grammy winning artist. Hudson suffered the immense personal tragedy of her mother’s and brother’s murder, but has defied odds and became a superstar. Whoopi Goldberg - 45 Million Fans may see this Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning actress daily on the long running hit show “The View,“but Whoopi still goes on the road to do stand up from time to time and still appears in a few Hollywood movies. Estimated to have a net worth of $45 million, she shows no signs of stopping. Singer-songwriter Macy Gray was born Natalie Renee McIntyre. She’s best known for her massive hit single “I Try,” which appeared on her multi-platinum debut album “On How Life Is.” Venus Williams - $75 Million
With the cooler weather coming up, ladies and gentleman, please remember to keep the hair hydrated by doubling up on your regimen. Add extra oils before and after shampooing, or co-wash. Apply peppermint, lavender, basil, and rosemary oils to the scalp this winter. It will help with the dry flaky scalps and it’s antifungal. Add extra moisturizers to the hair daily. Do more deep treatments un- der the dryer. Wnter is a dryer season, and we don’t want our hair to get brittle and break off.
amryn’s love for the arts has propelled her in a successful career. She is the author of, “Cooking In Style.” Kamryn has performed in film, commercial, runway, print, theater, and public speaking since the age of 3.
Previously, Kamryn starred alongside actress Jordan Sparks as her daughter, Katie, in the 2014 remake of “Left Behind.” In 2015, she joined Queen Latifah in HBO’s made for TV movie, “Bessie.” In the 2016 hit movie, and the incredible untold story “Hidden Figures,“she is cast as Octavia Spencer’s daughter. Kamryn excels in academia and has a strong love for God. Her goal is to motivate others to be confident and courageous in their pursuit. She believes that you’re never too young or too old to live your dreams. She is focused on enhancing her talent and devotes a lot of her personal time to community service, helping others and Houston’s homeless. Kamryn is on the rise for a great future. DREAM TEEN Magazine was excited to do this interview with Kamryn. Page 26 Photography by Christin Armstrong
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